World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, will be sponsoring a nationwide fundraising event which will not only raise awareness in local communities about the fight against hunger and poverty in the world also give a chance for the youth to do something about it. Thousands of organizations have signed up to participate in the 30-Hour Famine event, with the theme, Fed Up, where the youth will go out with an empty stomach, going 30 hours without food, but with a heart full of love to raise money and perform acts of community service toward this effort. The main days scheduled for the event are Feb. 27-28, 2004.
Last year $7.7 million was raised by half a million participants around the United States.
For more information, visit: www.30hourfamine.org.